Kansas City Symphony Announces New Chief Operating Officer

By David Salazar

Kansas City Symphony has hired John Roloff as its Chief Operating Officer.

In his new role, Roloff will create opportunities for the public to interact with the ensemble at its new headquarters. He will also help manage the Symphony’s return to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

“I am delighted to have John joining the KCS team,” said Executive Director Danny Beckley in an official press statement. “His particular experience and success in orchestra management will expand the capabilities and capacity of our tremendous staff, and I look forward to working closely with John in leading the administration.”

Roloff has worked as Vice President of Orchestra and Facility Operations for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and was also a major part of the design, renovation, and restoration of Milwaukee’s Bradley Symphony Center where he was the primary staff contact to multiple contractors, architects, and other consultants.

Roloff has a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Central College in Pella, Iowa as well as a Master of Business Administration from Henry B. Tipiie School of Management.